yellow lab puppy licking Patti's ear.  Patti has a huge happy grin!

-- Patti Weiss --

Patti passed away on August 29, 2014. We will miss her enthusiasm, spunk, and possitive attitude. She was a beautiful person who has left behind many wonderful memories and warm thoughts.



Watch this moving video created by former puppy raiser, Erika Takeuchi, honoring current Guide Puppies of Seattle raiser Joseph Skillings.



Puppy raiser, Sam Bridgman, was diagnosed in August 2006 with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare genetic, neurodegenerative, multi-system, life-shortening disorder which afflicts about 1 in 50,000 people.To make a donation to help fund Friedreich's Ataxia research, go to --click "Donate Now", click "Find a Team/Participant", Team Bridgman

Check out Sam's video!

Dan and dog Jetson   Ellen and puppy Fergie

-- Dan Dierks --

Nov 20, 1947 - Dec 2, 2010

Dan passed away suddenly on while vacationing in Aruba with his wife, Sally Avenson. Dan and his family raised 4 dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind. He is remembered, loved and celebrated by not only his family & friends, but also by his puppy raising group, Guide Puppies of Seattle, for his contribution and consistently upbeat positive attitude and support.


-- Ellen Weiss --

Oct 25, 1953 – June 16, 2010

Read a special note from Ellen's husband, John:

It's NOT "just about the puppies"

Ezra running through a field with dog BeckleyEzra wearing hat

Ezra Sherman passed away February 5, 2009, from AML Leukemia. 10-year-old Ezra's family raises puppies with Guide Puppies of Seattle. In memory of Ezra, a Pink Dogwood tree was donated by Seattle area puppy raisers and planted on the Guide Dog Campus in Oregon. The tree was later replaced with a flowering crabapple. Ezra's Blog

  dogs in front of Ezra's pink dogwood tree


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